Engagement Rings for Doctors
It’s official. You’ve decided to pop the question to your significant other, but there’s a big problem: You have no idea what kind of engagment ring to get because your future spouse is in the medical profession. While doctors, nurses and other medical professionals use their hands constantly, it doesn’t mean you have to pick out a boring ring. That said, there are some factors you need to keep in mind when looking for engagement rings for doctors.
Factors to Consider When Looking for Engagement Rings for Doctors
Doctors — ranging from physical therapists to surgeons — rely on their hands to heal patients.
This means engagement rings for doctors have to be able to put up with latex gloves, constant hand washing — and the ring must not pose a danger (both for the doctors and their patients). You have to think about all the different aspects of engagement rings before investing your hard-earned money on a ring.
The type of medicine your future spouse practices is the first important factor to consider. The right engagement rings for doctors who work in an emergency room are much different than one that works in a clinical setting. Low set engagement rings are best for doctors who have to work fast and can’t risk snagging a big diamond on tools, sutures or machines. Also, diamonds can break loose from the setting, especially if the ring is accidentally hit against a hard surface.
High profile engagement rings (like many princess cut solitaire settings) can snap gloves mid procedure. This poses a risk to patients because the environment is no longer sterile — and it can cost time and money because the doctor has to stop and replace the broken glove. The placement of diamond in engagement rings for doctors isn’t the only thing to consider. The metal you choose for the band must not only be able to withstand wear, but also be resistant to bacteria.
Best Metals for Engagement Rings for Doctors
Metal strength varies widely from metal to metal. Silver tends to be the weakest metal and is susceptible to scratches and dings. Gold also tends to be a weaker metal, especially white gold. If you opt for white gold, look for one that’s rhodium plated to make it stronger and more resistant to wear. With Clarity’s white gold engagement rings are all rhodium plated for strength and sparkle. Though this coating does wear off over time, we will “dip” your ring for free so you can feel confident that you’ll have a beautiful ring for a lifetime. (Dipping is the process of adding this rhodium coating to your ring.) Platinum, on the other hand, is a dense metal that is heavier than other types of metals used in engagement rings, but more resistant to scratching.
Best Germ-Resistant Metals
Titanium might be strong, but one study found that it’s less resistant to bacteria than other types of metal. Gold, silver and platinum are better choices for engagement rings, but no metal can resist all bacteria. That’s why doctors must be diligent in cleaning their engagement rings.
Top Engagement Rings for Doctors
You can’t go wrong with any of 10 engagement rings for doctors, available now at With Clarity.
Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
The halo protects the center stone and ensures that there are no corners on the top of the ring that would get caught on the wearer or her patients. It's also a low-profile ring, which means the stone sits closer to the finger and won’t pop a glove or snag on other surfaces.